In Pictures: The best new Ultrabooks

A wave of Ultrabooks -- light, thin laptops that have more capabilities and fewer compromises than ever -- is hitting the market. Here's a look at some of the current crop

Fujitsu Lifebook UH572

The Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 looks good; boasts a nice, high-def webcam; and packs a roomy hard drive, but it disappoints somewhat. A reasonably priced (at $999) 13.3-inch consumer sibling of the business-oriented Lifebook UH772, it delivers subpar performance, and the keyboard isn’t ideal. Still, the unit does have an interesting feature: It supports Intel’s Wi-Di technology for beaming a notebook display to a TV that also supports Wi-Di (if you also have a Wi-Di adapter). If industrial design contributed to our scoring, however, the UH572 would have done better. From its brushed silver magnesium alloy cover to its smooth black interior with blue lighting accents, the UH572 appears a class act.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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